Latin American, Caribbean, and Indigenous Studies Postdoctoral Fellow
New York University, Division of Libraries Job Location: New York Apply By: 11/10/2021 Date Created: 10-15-2021
The New York University Division of Libraries is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with an interest in academic librarianship to help develop and build on library programs and services for NYU scholars in Latin American, Caribbean, and Indigenous Studies. In addition to serving as the primary library liaison to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies housed in Arts and Science, which is a designated Title VI National Resource Center, this position would support students, scholars, researchers, and artists in related areas across NYU, including the Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) program, the The Latinx Project, the Native Studies Forum, and numerous other scholars across the University with interests in these areas.
This two-year position focuses on understanding and connecting with scholarly communities at NYU in these areas; defining and delivering a program of outreach, consultation, and support for research and scholarship; working to develop distinctive, interdisciplinary, multi-format, and intersectional library collections at NYU Libraries that serve the unique and wide-ranging needs of our students, scholars, and researchers both locally and nationally; and creating innovative services that grow to encompass new research methods and modes of inquiry. This role will have a particular emphasis on supporting and joining a community of scholars who work within the Americas and Caribbean diaspora whose research and teaching draw on Indigenous, Latin American, and Caribbean epistemologies, ontologies and pedagogies, and who focus their work on a wide range of areas, including sovereignty, futures, transnational conversations, extractivism, environmental justice, and (settler, post-, de/anti-) colonial studies, including deep engagement with feminist, queer, trans, LatCrit, Critical Indigenous, Critical Caribbean and other anti-racist perspectives. As such, this Postdoc position includes significant opportunities to pursue a research agenda related to these communities, the role, and the domain area. The position sits within the Libraries’ Research & Research Services subdivision, where the candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced and multidisciplinary colleagues in pursuit of the above work.
New York University’s Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was created to attract and support a wide range of brilliant young scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose research experience, life experience, and employment background can significantly contribute to academic excellence. The program provides fellows with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The ultimate goal of the program is for participants to join the ranks of faculty at competitive institutions. The appointment will run from September 2022 through August 2024.
- Doctoral degree (or imminent award of same), or ALA accredited MLS/MLIS
- Substantive experience in one or more fields germane to this position, such as Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, Ethnic and Race Studies, or others.
- Full professional fluency in English and Spanish
- Experience or strong interest in the role and mission of academic libraries, including providing researcher support, building research collections, and creating programming that furthers the mission of the Division of the NYU Libraries and the communities it serves.
- Experience with teaching and pedagogy, including knowledge of current and emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support critical pedagogy, antiracist, and/or inclusive teaching and learning in academic library and/or university environments
- Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging, and accessibility.
- Comfort operating in a virtual environment with standard tools (e.g., Zoom, Meet, Teams).
- ALA accredited MLS/MLIS.
- Familiarity with library resources germane to research in this area.
- Familiarity with other languages of the regions covered by this position, including Portuguese, Haitian Kreyòl, or Quechua.
We would love to hear from you! To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the contact information of three professional references to https://apply.interfolio.com/96048 NYU Division of Libraries requires all candidates for this position to supply a statement demonstrating their dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging as part of their application. Access the Diversity Statement prompt here https://nyu.box.com/v/diversity-statement Apply by November 10th to be considered.
About New York University Libraries
The Division of Libraries values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented communities. We are proud of our organizational culture and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more information regarding the Libraries’ commitment to IDBE, see the Libraries’ Mission & Values Statement at http://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values, our Diversity and Inclusion Values Statement, at https://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/diversity-inclusion, and our Commitment to Anti-Racism at https://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/anti-racism
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